But wait. What's John Cusack doing in this movie? He was completely miscast as the everyman hero dad, and Danny Glover as the U.S. President was wasted and far too complacent.
I ended up leaving this movie feeling essentially the same way that I did after watching Pearl Harbor: they'd wasted a lot of time on a pointless plot. I'd have paid full admission to see just the disaster sequences and then go home.